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Joe Biel is a self-made publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. He is the founder/manager of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. He tours with his films on the Dinner and Bikes program and has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Utne Reader, Portland Mercury, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Readymade, Punk Planet, Profane Existence, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. He is the author of Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the SpectrumManspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Beyond the Music, Bamboozled, Bipedal, By Pedal, and more. He is the director of the documentaries Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk, Of Dice & Men, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film seriesThe Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as "not trained in pedagogy."

Pin #051: Viva Zapatistas

by Joe Biel

The Zapatistas are a group of indigenous Native Americans living in Chiapas, Mexico. They are constantly being ...

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Pin #109: Punk Rock Changed My Life

by Joe Biel

Sincerely, Punk Nation. 

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Pin #126: Resist Gossip

by Joe Biel

Gossip dies when it hits a wise person's ears. 

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Pin #127: Chainring Heart

by Joe Biel, Aaron Renier and alex wrekk

The Microcosm chainring heart logo, in colorful goodness, on a button.

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Pin #141: Orwell Was Right

by Joe Biel

Is it 1984 or am I going crazy from being watched by the government? Oh George, if only we had heeded your warning ...

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Pin #145: Put The Fun Between Your Legs

by Joe Biel

Do you love bicycling so much that you want to wear it on a button? Let's celebrate fun and raciness. 

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Pin #147: Evolution

by Joe Biel

Don't just spin your wheels, evolve! This button is perfect if you cycle or believe in, you know, evolution. Whatever ...

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Pin #149: Sweetheart Chainring

by Joe Biel

A real, classic chainring set from approximately the 1950s. Love your bike means something real here!

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Pin #173: Free Parking

by Joe Biel

Grab your U-lock and get out there! 

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Pin #176: Ask me about freeway removal

by Joe Biel

Freeways are handy for going long distances, but in cities they are too often used to destroy and divide some ...

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Pin #177: Save $8,000 and smile more

by Joe Biel

Cars cost the average driver $8000 a year. Your smile is worth a million. This button? Priceless. 

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Pin #183: Live Free or Drive

by Joe Biel

Let these historical cyclists riding the streetcar tell you how they feel!

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Pin #185: Tandem Riders

by Joe Biel

 Riding a bike in tandem is a metaphor for so many things, and the literal reality is pretty great too.

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Pin #203: Aftermass

by Joe Biel and Matt Gauck

Because we should make sure cars have space on the road, too. So long as they follow the rules, behave respectfully, ...

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Pin #205: Old School

by Joe Biel

All these smug young hipsters on their safety bicycles just don't respect how things used to be. Keep it old school and ...

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Pin #206: Meet America's #1 Killer

by Joe Biel

So sinister. So unfortunately true. Warn the masses with this #bikepositive button.

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Pin #207: One Less/Fewer Truck

by Joe Biel

Gotta get the kids to school, groceries back from the store, and lumber to the job site? Look no more! Get your cycle ...

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Pin #208: Library Gearz

by Joe Biel

 Get engaged with the world through books! 

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Pin #209: Creates Health, Saves Money

by Joe Biel

The best of both worlds! 

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Pin #210: Consumes Money, Destroys Health

by Joe Biel

The mechanical root of all evil. 

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Pin #211: One Less Car (text)

by Joe Biel

Let us hope, in the not so distant future...

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Pin #212: Put the fun Between Your Legs (shirt-style)

by Joe Biel

The shirt you know and love, now in button form. Buy a shirt. Buy a button. Pin that button to that shirt! Go wild. But ...

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Pin #213: Evolution Gal

by Joe Biel

Don't just spin your wheels, evolve! This button is perfect if you cycle or believe in, you know, evolution. Whatever ...

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Pin #214: Live Free or Drive!

by Joe Biel

Live free or drive! Even if you drive a car, that doesn't mean you love it, or even can tolerate it very well. Show ...

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Pin #221: Bikenomics

by Joe Biel and Elly Blue

Pedaling our way to health and wealth, one bike and button at a time! 

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Pin #222: Capitalism Displaces

by Joe Biel

Gentrification is going on in cities everywhere. There's a lot of finger pointing and shouting going on, and there IS ...

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs

by Joe Biel

Do you love bicycling so much that you want to wear it on a t-shirt? Let's celebrate fun and raciness. Please? Women's ...

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs magnet

by Joe Biel

Do you love bicycling so much that you want to decorate your fridge or your filing cabinet with this fine, ...

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Put the Fun Between Your Legs sweatshirt

by Joe Biel

We've been hearing about how we should make this into a sweatshirt for over a decade and so we did! There are fourteen ...

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